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At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
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August 29, 2019
Committee Meeting - Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

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The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where: Capital University Law School, 303 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Executive Sponsor: Capital University Law School and the Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School

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Membership Survey - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

PACO’s Membership Committee is seeking input on your experience as a valued member! Let your voice be heard by clicking on the below link to a short 5-minute anonymous survey to gain your feedback.

PACO is committed to promoting the interests of paralegals, and fostering relationships within the legal community. Obtaining member feedback is vital to our success in meeting member expectations. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to complete this short 5-minute anonymous survey. All responses will be kept confidential and analyzed to help PACO better serve our community of paralegals and paralegal students.

Link to the membership feedback survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HS8P7ZB

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Membership Committee Chair, Shannon Reames at PacoVicePresident@gmail.com.

Calling All PACO Members - Writer Needed for CBA Lawyers Quarterly Publication!

Calling all PACO members to write articles for the Winter Issue of the CBA Lawyers Quarterly publication regarding your area of practice and how you contribute to the paralegal profession. The deadline for submissions will be the first week of November, stay tuned for more details to come.

Some of the benefits of writing for the CBA Lawyers Quarterly:

  • Fosters discussion about paralegal roles and utilization within the writer's area of practice
  • Gives your law office, legal department, corporation or government office positive exposure
  • Gives the writer the opportunity to network with others in the legal profession
  • Connects PACO and its members to the legal community

For more information, contact Garth Rowbotham at: photography@pacoparalegals.org

PACO 2019 Biennial Workshop & Exhibition: Registration NOW OPEN

September 27: PACO's 2019 Biennial Workshop & Exhibition
When: 9:00am-4:00pm (Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Registration is NOW OPEN, for more information click here!
Click here to register online.

NFPA - Upcoming Webinar

Paralegals and Unauthorized Practice of Law in 2019, September 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT - Speaker: Toni Marsh, J.D.

Professor Marsh will explain what it means to practice law, provide a concise e-element test to recognize when a situation involves giving legal advice, and take through real and hypothetical situations to demonstrate the concepts reviewed. This session is approved for 1.0 Ethics CLE | Cost of webinar is $25 for NFPA Members, $50 for nonmembers. Click here to register.


September 12: ACEDS Ohio Chapter Educational Event
When: 9:30am-3:00pm
Location: Capital University Law School, 303 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
ACEDS Contact: Pamela Hutchins, ACEDS Ohio Chapter President
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Due to limited space, registration is required and limited to the first 100 registrants

CBA Section – Discounts to Theme Parks, Attractions and Shows Nationwide

Bringing Back Roundtables

Call out to all PACO members who would like to participate in Roundtable discussions. PACO is looking for Roundtable assistance of coordinators who are willing to take the Lead with scheduling Roundtables and leading those discussions. The purpose of a Roundtable discussion is to collaborate, share ideas, innovation, discuss differing opinions in a safe and structured environment. Some Roundtable topics in different areas of the law where paralegals are employed: Corporate, Contracts, E-Discovery, Environmental, Government, Immigration, Litigation, Probate & Estate, Real Estate, Workers' Compensation.

If you are interested in participating as a Lead of a Roundtable discussion or as a participant of a Roundtable, please contact Brittany Hays at: profdev@pacoparalegals.org or Becky Lewis at: president@pacoparalegals.org

If you have questions, feedback or would like more information about PACO, please contact any Board member at:

Becky Lewis – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Brittany Hays – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Cassandra Struble – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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